Your Community is Calling

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sunday
Jan
15
2017
Sunday, January 15, 2017 from noon-2pm
noon-2pm
Venue:
@
In Other Words
IOW holds its monthly Board meeting on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Meetings are held at In Other Words and are open to the entire community. Please join us to hear about our work, what's going on with the organization, and how you can plugin. Board minutes are available upon request. Email board@inotherwords.org for more info, or if you would like to request an agenda item.
Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 1-5:30pm
1-5:30pm
Venue:
@
Peninsula Park
This will be our 3rd year taking to the streets in honor of the human rights work of The Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Our country is connecting and uniting against racial hatred and #OrganizedHate A new Presidential Administration brings concerns and hope!! We acknowledge the fear of our most marginalized community members and demand support and solidarity from those who work towards racial and social equality!!! We WANT and NEED Your SOLIDARITY!! Organizing around this event will be happening over the next few weeks and we want you to reach out to help!!! Contact us at dontshootpdx@gmail.com to volunteer, sponsor or co-host!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/210659559386833/
Monday
Jan
16
2017
Monday, January 16, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join us on this special Monday planting to help celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service! Friends of Trees is working in partnership with the Tualatin River Watershed Council and Clean Water Services to help restore the Bonita natural area to a diverse and healthy riparian forest ecosystem. This planting is part of the Tree For All campaign which has planted over three million native plants in the Tualatin River Watershed in the past decade! Clean Water Services, Friends of Trees, thousands of volunteers, other non-profits, city partners, and private landowners will be working together this season to continue the success of this program. This site is in Bonita Townhomes. The closest address to our planting site is 20 SW Weaver Way, Tigard, OR 97224. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The planting will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Monday, January 16, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join us on this special Monday planting to help celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service! Friends of Trees is excited to continue our partnership this season with the City of Tualatin and Clean Water Services. This planting is part of the Tree For All campaign which has planted over three million native plants in the Tualatin River Watershed in the past decade! Clean Water Services, Friends of Trees, thousands of volunteers, other non-profits, city partners, and private landowners will be working together this season to continue the success of this program. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The planting will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Monday, January 16, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
Venue:
@
Hatch Lab PDX
Become the CFO of Your Life In this course, we'll talk about the seven levels of financial maturity, from financial dependence or living paycheck to paycheck, to saving minimally and lastly, having financial freedom. Taught by Douglas Tsoi, J.D. Four weeks, $120 || Space is limited to 20 students. There is only one person responsible for your financial health: you. Become the CFO for your life. In this course, we'll talk about the seven levels of financial maturity, from financial dependence or living paycheck to paycheck, to saving minimally and lastly, having financial freedom. Most people live their lives unconscious about money and because of that, live in financial fragility. We'll explore the influence the hidden assumptions of consumption and debt in our capitalist system and help you reclaim ownership of how you spend your time + your energy. We'll talk about the reasons to work towards financial independence: freedom from worry, freedom from the consumer machine, being able to truly live out your sense of purpose. Ultimately it's about feeling in control of your life and where you want to go with it. In class, you'll write your financial manifesto, and make a plan on how to execute it. We'll talk about budgeting, investing, and how intimate relationships affect the way you treat money. After the course, you'll have the option to join the financial "community of practice" with students from the previous cohort to keep you accountable to the goals you've set. Week 1: Understanding Money We'll start with a simple idea: the personal savings rate and how it affects how many years you have to work. We'll discuss our internal assumptions about money and how they dramatically influence our lives. Week 2: Minding the Gap: Consumption + Income Taking control of your financial situation means controlling two basic things: your spending + your production. We'll talk about the profound implications behind taking control of both. Week 3: Writing Your Manifesto An oppressive system requires the consent of the governed. We'll talk about yours. No matter where you are on the path, working towards financial independence means taking back control of your life. Week 4: Making a Plan This last session will be about the nuts-and-bolts of financial independence. How are you going to achieve it, what obstacles do you anticipate + what are some ways to address them? Douglas Tsoi, JD, has been a lawyer, schoolteacher, and climate change activist. He is also the founder of PUGS. For the last twenty years, he saved half of his salary, earning him financial freedom to do what he wants with his time. Which is, of course, running PUGS.
Tuesday
Jan
17
2017
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 4:30-7:30pm
4:30-7:30pm
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 6-7:30pm
6-7:30pm
A Moment of Possiblity: Leveraging Difference for Collective Action Together, we can figure out actions to heal, but first we must better apprehend the connections between Trump’s rhetoric of division and other ideologies within our society. Four weeks, $150 || Space is limited to 25 students. Trump’s campaign and election revealed the core tensions in our dominant culture: gender + race hatreds, class privilege, class war and corporate impunity. The 2016 election season brought these tensions to life outside rhetoric, and now they are ours to bear--but they always were. What’s different is that we are now living in a moment of rage, pain, and opportunity: the opportunity to better redress the widespread hurt in our society and to talk, work + act across our differences. Together, we can figure out actions to heal, but first we must better apprehend the connections between Trump’s rhetoric of division and other ideologies that float around, alive and well, in our society. We must remember histories. We must provide context. Through it all, we must talk to one another, think together + act. In this course, we will create a frame + an explanation for why we seem so divided as a people. We will make connections between hate ideologies and the shifting landscape of the U.S. and politics in order to articulate, assemble, and act. Let’s turn our confusion into clarity, and our collective pain into collective action. Course Goals: Learning + doing deep inquiry with those who see things differently Identifying a narrative of difference that divides us, and working to counter it Using a values base to create a way forward along the lines of y/our highest goals--action on climate change, community action on race relations, sharing feminisms, moving beyond gender, toxic masculinity, etc. “This is an extraordinary course that I would recommend to anyone. The reading was relevant, of extraordinary quality, and perfect for the course. The participants were committed, passionate and informed.” — Student from Christine's course, How to Ally with Portland's Urban Native Americans Week 1: Talking Across Our Differences. Learning How to Argue Difference can be a powerful thing, and we need to learn how to argue using real conversation and dialogue. The best of our social movements have engaged argument + dialogue in powerful ways to create change. In Week 1, we’ll define + explore different approaches to participatory democracy, as well as an approach to talking across identified differences in the public sphere + in community. Week 2: Toxic Masculinity. Looking at Racism + Misogyny in Our Own Yard An overview of the concept of Toxic Masculinity as it perpetuates Misogyny, and Racisms. Thinking about the way narratives emerge in our silence, our selves + our community, and what to do about it. Week 3: Racism/s, Age Old Ideologies + Change A look at the concept of White Fragility: where it shows up for us and/or the price we pay accommodating it. Week 4: Clarifying the Differences + Tensions and Making an Effective Action Plan Now that you’ve thought about what divides us and how, what are you best and highest efforts to create a shift? Christine Dupres (Cowlitz/Cree), Ph.D., is a writer, teacher, and Tribal citizen. She is the author of Being Cowlitz: How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity (University of Washington Press). She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oregon.
with
Surfrider
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 6:30-7:30pm
6:30-7:30pm
Laura's House, Newport OR (call (541) 815-3398 for directions)
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
From Pioneers to Post Modernism What is architecture and what is its role in society? What does the future hold for architecture in Portland? Taught by John Doyle It is an under-appreciated fact that Portland is home to one of the finest, most diverse, and best preserved assortments of architectural specimens in the nation. In addition to the second largest concentrations of 19th century cast iron structures in America Portland is also home to two of the most important 20th century buildings in the world, Pietro Belluschi's Equitable Building and the much maligned Portland Building by Michael Graves, the father of Post-Modernism. What is architecture and what is its role in society? From whence do our notions about architecture originate? What makes an architectural style? What is philosophical difference in the nature of 19th vs. 20th century and contemporary architecture? What does the future hold for architecture? Week 1: A Whole New World. Where do theories of what architecture is and how it should look originate? How were these theories adapted and put into practice in a frontier environment like the Portland town site of the 19th century? What features help us distinguish one architectural style from another? Week 2: How Many Wonders Can One City Hold? This session will be a walking tour field trip in downtown Portland wherein course attendees will put the information gathered from the first class to use by examining and identifying various architectural styles still to be seen in downtown Portland. It will take place on a Saturday morning and students should plan on it lasting two hours. Week 3: Poor Unfortunate Souls. How did the charm, eclecticism, and decorative excess of 19th century historic revival styles give way to the sleek, functional minimalism of 20th century Modernism, often described as cold, impersonal, brutal, and rigidly dogmatic? Is Modernism these things? Week 4: To Infinity and Beyond! Where is architecture headed and how does Portland fare in assembling an array of structures which demonstrate the latest trends in cutting edge architecture? Student will also have an opportunity to share an example of their favorite architecture in town. John Doyle has an M.A. in Art History from Tufts University and is a former Education Department lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Wednesday
Jan
18
2017
with
Surfrider
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 6:30-8am
6:30-8am
Venue:
@
TBA
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 7-9am
7-9am
Join us for a morning cup-o-joe on your way to work Wednesday mornings from 7:30-9am. We will rotate locations each Month so watch out for a Coffee Club along your commute route. Coffee Clubs are a place for women to come together, share biking experiences and get to know one another. All are welcome to stay for as long or little as you like on you way to the office. Non-commuters also welcome. This event is open to all women, female-identifying, trans, and gender-nonconforming people who enjoy biking (or think that they might). Join the Women Bike group and RSVP (not required) at www.facebook.com/groups/womenbikebta
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 6:30-7:30pm
6:30-7:30pm
Choro da Alegria (Choro of Happiness) is a Portland-based ensemble dedicated to playing the wonderful melodies of Brazil. The group draws much inspiration from the genre Choro, which has been loosely called “Brazilian ragtime.” Beyond Choro, they include classic tunes of Bossa Nova and Música Popular Brasileira in their repertoire. The group released its first CD, “Quiosque,” in 2015. Pam Beaty (7¬string guitar, cavaquinho) is a classically ¬trained guitarist who has been a long¬time devotee of Brazilian music. She is passionate about various styles of Brazilian music and has traveled twice to Brazil to study music as well as Portuguese. Pam teaches guitar at Portland Community College. Esteban Diaz (percussion) hails from sunny San Diego and brings diverse drumming experience to the group. When not playing choro, you'll find Esteban playing samba,maracatu, and Japanese taiko with various groups around Portland. Tom Pinit, (bandolim (Brazilian mandolin)) began playing stringed instruments before entering kindergarten. Starting with violin, progressing to electric bass, and most recently mandolin, Tom was bitten by the Brazilian music bug soon after taking up the mandolin. Tom has studied choro with renowned musicians Trio Brasileiro, Anat Cohen, and Mike Marshall & Choro Famoso. He is active in Portland's choro scene and also plays in the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra. For more information, please go to http://www.eclecticacoustica.com/about-us/choro-da-alegria/.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Venue:
@
Southeast Uplift
How to Imbue Your Life with More Meaning, More Joy + More Connection. We will use time, attention, connection + currency as constraints to help you create your own quest. Taught by Melea Seward Cost: It's $75 to enroll. At the end of the course, you will pay a second installment, the amount of which is completely up to you ($0 +), but reflects the value you received and the effort you created. Space is limited to 25 participants. In Create Your Own Quest, we will discover ways to imbue your limited time on this planet with more joy, more meaning, and more connection. We will use TIME, ATTENTION, CONNECTION, and CURRENCY as constraints to help you create your own quest. In literature and films, quests often involve extensive travel and adventure, but your quest can also happen in your backyard, in your neighborhood, in your city, or on the web. Whether you want to visit every National Park in your lifetime, meet everyone who shares your first name in your zip code, or paint more, this course may be for you. Want to revive and pursue a dream that has faded? This is a great course to revisit and explore what is possible. Week 1: Thinking Bigger: Assessing What Is + Exploring the Possible As a culture, it seems we’re obsessed with life hacks, habits, and getting more done while spending less time on the doing. As adults, we tend to organize our lives around ATTENTION (what we pay attention to), CONNECTION (who we pay attention to), TIME (how we organize our days, weeks, month, years), and CURRENCY (how we pay for our lives, usually in some equation that factors in time and money). In this first class we will assess what is important to us and explore the possible. Week 2: Motion, Preparation + Divergence Luck favors the prepared. In the second week, we will look at famous and not-so-famous quests — we will break down how ordinary people have used constraints of time, space, place, money, and more to create more luck, or what I like to call, serendipity engines. It is difficult to stumble on an idea while seated, so we will look at ways to create more movement in your everyday life and prepare for the outcomes you’re interested in. Week 3: Commitment, Activation + Optimizing Connections How do you commit to an idea? How do you choose? In week three, through guided homework, readings, class discussion, and small group work, we will work on optimizing your connections with people and ideas. Week 4: Surprise + Delight Week four will be a co-facilitated class between the participants. You have to show up to see what happens. Melea Seward, Professional Generalist, is a communications and strategy consultant, speaker, improvisational storyteller and writer. She creates time-bound, rule-based projects and games that explore performance in everyday life. Most recently, she created Board of Us, a playful facilitation tool that she uses in her consulting work with clients ranging from soloprenuers and small business owners to established nonprofit organizations and multinational companies, including NBC, HBO, Shore Fire Media, Elixir Design and Girls for Gender Equity.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 8-11pm
8-11pm
HOLLOW SIDEWALKS RELEASES YEAR OF THE FIELD MOUSE ON HIGHSCHOOL RECORDS High School Records is sponsoring the record release for 'Year of the Field Mouse' sophomore effort of Hollow Sidewalks. Heading the bill is Slutty Hearts, a swoony, dark punk quartet from Portland, OR, who is also part of the growing High School Records family. Shadowhouse, another local Portland darkwave band rounds out the bill. This show launches the record and Hollow Sidewalks' West Coast Tour. Year of the Field Mouse marks an ongoing journey for Nora Murphy Hughes. She has done what many Portlanders are doing—she cutting back the booze and subbing harder drugs for more weed and with good results. The 60s inspired, sunny psych rock, laced with post punk riffs, is a testament to this. “Volcano,” their upcoming video release, is named after Hughes’ vaporizer. Their sophomore album signals departure from the darker and more booze-addled Ain’t No Way (2014). Of the transition, Hughes says “It’s definitely a brighter, happier record than the last one. Overall there’s a more optimistic tone.”
Thursday
Jan
19
2017
Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Venue:
@
Hatch
We do a fun, relaxed Meetup where we all sit in groups of three and rotate tables every 15 minutes. Introverts and Extroverts love this style as everyone gets their turn and everyone who comes actually gets to meet at least ten people and go home with new insights and resources. Our focus is on helping people connect and move forward with their ideas, dreams, and social impact projects, organizations, and businesses.
Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
How to organize + create momentum in your community: a framework for anyone from the curious beginner to the established organizer. Learn about history + basics, and workshop your ideas for action. Space is limited to 30 participants. In a time of great uncertainty, it's important to increase our connections to community and to each other. This course follows the November 21 What Now? organizing event to provide a framework on how to organize and create momentum in your own community. Join us and learn about the history, basics and also workshop your own ideas for action. Week 1 || History and Background A brief history of activism and organizing in America. What worked/didn’t work, where we are now and what we see both locally and nationally. An interactive lecture and also discussion. Week 2 || Basics of Outreach Understanding your goal/mission, identifying your base, building infrastructure to track commitments and staying in touch. We will discuss metrics, basic follow up, and how to measure success. Week 3 || Event Planning All the tools you’ll need to create a successful event and bring people together in a positive and impactful way. This will include an overview of roles commonly used by national advance teams, as well as protest plans and other helpful tips for events from small gathering to thousands big. Week 4 || Your Next Move Pulling from the previous classes, we will discuss your own individual idea behind community involvement and movement. What will you be a part of? What momentum will you start? Each participant will share with the group and we will collectively brainstorm ways to put your particular initiative into action and provide feedback on how to take next steps. Natalie Sundeleaf Sept is a sixth generation Oregonian with broad ties in the political and art communities of Portland. Her work includes time with Congresswoman Bonamici, Commissioner Fish, as well as President Obama 2008 campaign and most recently as an advance staffer for Hillary Clinton. She is a trained painter, and splits her time at community events and in the studio. Her art maintains a civic lens and received local fame for the Dishwasher Project in 2013. When she's not painting or organizing, she's running, hiking or watching basketball.
Friday
Jan
20
2017
with
Surfrider
Friday, January 20, 2017 at 3pm through Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 4pm
3pm through Sunday, January 22 at 4pm
Friday, January 20, 2017 from 3:30-6:30pm
3:30-6:30pm
This will a big march. Join us for sign-making and marching in our contingent of families. We can also chat informally about other activities we may want to do in this group to help respond to the turn of events in our country. More at https://www.meetup.com/Progressive-Parents-Portland/events/235718729/.
Friday, January 20, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Free to attend with suggested donation of $5-10 at the door Often overlooked in our gardens and yards is the soil beneath our feet. This unseen element holds the key to growing good food, improving the health of people and bees, and can even help reverse climate change! In this talk, learn about options and attitudes that will help you consider the soil and improve its ability to do a good job. Topics covered: What soils are and how do they work The microbial relationship between healthy soils and healthy bodies and minds How soils can reverse the course of climate change How to design our gardens, yards, towns, and regions to take carbon out of the air How to tell when your soil needs your help Compost piles and compost teas What to plant to improve the earth Earthworks, ponds, and swales When you need to get your soil tested About the Speaker: Permaculture expert, Jordan Fink has devoted his life to learning how to best live in the Pacific Northwest. He has a Masters in ecological landscape planning and design, and is the founder of The World Tree, a project aiming to repair the climate through good design for soils.
Saturday
Jan
21
2017
Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 8-9am
8-9am
Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
This planting is in conjunction with Portland Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Environmental Services, Metro, Friends of Errol Heights, and The Johnson Creek Watershed Council! This is the third of four plantings at a newly acquired addition to Errol Heights Natural Area! Volunteers should come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Friends of Trees will provides gloves, tools, and planting guidance. Groups larger than 5 people must sign up via the Friends of Trees Group Registration form. Individuals and groups less than 5 do no need to register in advance. Just show up! RSVPs are not required. Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Friends of trees is excited to partner with Portland OIC, Portland Parks & Recreation, the Columbia Slough Watershed Council, and Friends of the Columbia Children's Arboretum with support from the Port of Portland, Metro, and East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District to restore a part of one of NE Portland's "hidden gems": the Columbia Children's Arboretum. We will be planting native trees and shrubs and removing invasive species including Himalayan Blackberry and English Ivy. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. There is a short walk of approximately 5 to 10 minutes from the parking area to the planting area. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Friends of Trees is excited to continue our partnership this season with the City of Beaverton and Clean Water Services. This planting is part of the Tree For All campaign which has planted over three million native plants in the Tualatin River Watershed in the past decade! Clean Water Services, Friends of Trees, thousands of volunteers, other non-profits, city partners, and private landowners will be working together this season to continue the success of this program. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The planting will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 9-10am
9-10am
Saturday, January 21, 2017 from noon-2pm
noon-2pm
PFLAG Portland Black Chapter (PBC) hosts monthly meetings and socials to provide a safe space for LGBT African Americans, their friends and family, to engage in dialogue, self-reflection, connect with community members, socialize and network, and access support and resources.
Sunday
Jan
22
2017
with
Surfrider
Friday, January 20, 2017 at 3pm through Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 4pm
3pm through Sunday, January 22 at 4pm
Monday
Jan
23
2017
Monday, January 23, 2017 from 6:15-7:45pm
6:15-7:45pm
Want to improve life for yourself and your neighbors or have a concern about local, state or federal laws? Learn about strategies for change, and more: Information and misinformation, Examples of successful advocacy, Choosing your battles What matters to you?, Who makes the rules?, Getting heard: tools for change, “Tracking” civic/political issues State legislature is in session as of Feb. What is going on and how to make your mark. Donna L Cohen, MEd, MLIS Teacher and Librarian, "The most important political office is that of the private citizen." Justice Louis Brandeis
Monday, January 23, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
Venue:
@
Hatch Lab PDX
Become the CFO of Your Life In this course, we'll talk about the seven levels of financial maturity, from financial dependence or living paycheck to paycheck, to saving minimally and lastly, having financial freedom. Taught by Douglas Tsoi, J.D. Four weeks, $120 || Space is limited to 20 students. There is only one person responsible for your financial health: you. Become the CFO for your life. In this course, we'll talk about the seven levels of financial maturity, from financial dependence or living paycheck to paycheck, to saving minimally and lastly, having financial freedom. Most people live their lives unconscious about money and because of that, live in financial fragility. We'll explore the influence the hidden assumptions of consumption and debt in our capitalist system and help you reclaim ownership of how you spend your time + your energy. We'll talk about the reasons to work towards financial independence: freedom from worry, freedom from the consumer machine, being able to truly live out your sense of purpose. Ultimately it's about feeling in control of your life and where you want to go with it. In class, you'll write your financial manifesto, and make a plan on how to execute it. We'll talk about budgeting, investing, and how intimate relationships affect the way you treat money. After the course, you'll have the option to join the financial "community of practice" with students from the previous cohort to keep you accountable to the goals you've set. Week 1: Understanding Money We'll start with a simple idea: the personal savings rate and how it affects how many years you have to work. We'll discuss our internal assumptions about money and how they dramatically influence our lives. Week 2: Minding the Gap: Consumption + Income Taking control of your financial situation means controlling two basic things: your spending + your production. We'll talk about the profound implications behind taking control of both. Week 3: Writing Your Manifesto An oppressive system requires the consent of the governed. We'll talk about yours. No matter where you are on the path, working towards financial independence means taking back control of your life. Week 4: Making a Plan This last session will be about the nuts-and-bolts of financial independence. How are you going to achieve it, what obstacles do you anticipate + what are some ways to address them? Douglas Tsoi, JD, has been a lawyer, schoolteacher, and climate change activist. He is also the founder of PUGS. For the last twenty years, he saved half of his salary, earning him financial freedom to do what he wants with his time. Which is, of course, running PUGS.
Tuesday
Jan
24
2017
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 6-7:30pm
6-7:30pm
A Moment of Possiblity: Leveraging Difference for Collective Action Together, we can figure out actions to heal, but first we must better apprehend the connections between Trump’s rhetoric of division and other ideologies within our society. Four weeks, $150 || Space is limited to 25 students. Trump’s campaign and election revealed the core tensions in our dominant culture: gender + race hatreds, class privilege, class war and corporate impunity. The 2016 election season brought these tensions to life outside rhetoric, and now they are ours to bear--but they always were. What’s different is that we are now living in a moment of rage, pain, and opportunity: the opportunity to better redress the widespread hurt in our society and to talk, work + act across our differences. Together, we can figure out actions to heal, but first we must better apprehend the connections between Trump’s rhetoric of division and other ideologies that float around, alive and well, in our society. We must remember histories. We must provide context. Through it all, we must talk to one another, think together + act. In this course, we will create a frame + an explanation for why we seem so divided as a people. We will make connections between hate ideologies and the shifting landscape of the U.S. and politics in order to articulate, assemble, and act. Let’s turn our confusion into clarity, and our collective pain into collective action. Course Goals: Learning + doing deep inquiry with those who see things differently Identifying a narrative of difference that divides us, and working to counter it Using a values base to create a way forward along the lines of y/our highest goals--action on climate change, community action on race relations, sharing feminisms, moving beyond gender, toxic masculinity, etc. “This is an extraordinary course that I would recommend to anyone. The reading was relevant, of extraordinary quality, and perfect for the course. The participants were committed, passionate and informed.” — Student from Christine's course, How to Ally with Portland's Urban Native Americans Week 1: Talking Across Our Differences. Learning How to Argue Difference can be a powerful thing, and we need to learn how to argue using real conversation and dialogue. The best of our social movements have engaged argument + dialogue in powerful ways to create change. In Week 1, we’ll define + explore different approaches to participatory democracy, as well as an approach to talking across identified differences in the public sphere + in community. Week 2: Toxic Masculinity. Looking at Racism + Misogyny in Our Own Yard An overview of the concept of Toxic Masculinity as it perpetuates Misogyny, and Racisms. Thinking about the way narratives emerge in our silence, our selves + our community, and what to do about it. Week 3: Racism/s, Age Old Ideologies + Change A look at the concept of White Fragility: where it shows up for us and/or the price we pay accommodating it. Week 4: Clarifying the Differences + Tensions and Making an Effective Action Plan Now that you’ve thought about what divides us and how, what are you best and highest efforts to create a shift? Christine Dupres (Cowlitz/Cree), Ph.D., is a writer, teacher, and Tribal citizen. She is the author of Being Cowlitz: How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity (University of Washington Press). She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oregon.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
From Pioneers to Post Modernism What is architecture and what is its role in society? What does the future hold for architecture in Portland? Taught by John Doyle It is an under-appreciated fact that Portland is home to one of the finest, most diverse, and best preserved assortments of architectural specimens in the nation. In addition to the second largest concentrations of 19th century cast iron structures in America Portland is also home to two of the most important 20th century buildings in the world, Pietro Belluschi's Equitable Building and the much maligned Portland Building by Michael Graves, the father of Post-Modernism. What is architecture and what is its role in society? From whence do our notions about architecture originate? What makes an architectural style? What is philosophical difference in the nature of 19th vs. 20th century and contemporary architecture? What does the future hold for architecture? Week 1: A Whole New World. Where do theories of what architecture is and how it should look originate? How were these theories adapted and put into practice in a frontier environment like the Portland town site of the 19th century? What features help us distinguish one architectural style from another? Week 2: How Many Wonders Can One City Hold? This session will be a walking tour field trip in downtown Portland wherein course attendees will put the information gathered from the first class to use by examining and identifying various architectural styles still to be seen in downtown Portland. It will take place on a Saturday morning and students should plan on it lasting two hours. Week 3: Poor Unfortunate Souls. How did the charm, eclecticism, and decorative excess of 19th century historic revival styles give way to the sleek, functional minimalism of 20th century Modernism, often described as cold, impersonal, brutal, and rigidly dogmatic? Is Modernism these things? Week 4: To Infinity and Beyond! Where is architecture headed and how does Portland fare in assembling an array of structures which demonstrate the latest trends in cutting edge architecture? Student will also have an opportunity to share an example of their favorite architecture in town. John Doyle has an M.A. in Art History from Tufts University and is a former Education Department lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Wednesday
Jan
25
2017
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Venue:
@
Southeast Uplift
How to Imbue Your Life with More Meaning, More Joy + More Connection. We will use time, attention, connection + currency as constraints to help you create your own quest. Taught by Melea Seward Cost: It's $75 to enroll. At the end of the course, you will pay a second installment, the amount of which is completely up to you ($0 +), but reflects the value you received and the effort you created. Space is limited to 25 participants. In Create Your Own Quest, we will discover ways to imbue your limited time on this planet with more joy, more meaning, and more connection. We will use TIME, ATTENTION, CONNECTION, and CURRENCY as constraints to help you create your own quest. In literature and films, quests often involve extensive travel and adventure, but your quest can also happen in your backyard, in your neighborhood, in your city, or on the web. Whether you want to visit every National Park in your lifetime, meet everyone who shares your first name in your zip code, or paint more, this course may be for you. Want to revive and pursue a dream that has faded? This is a great course to revisit and explore what is possible. Week 1: Thinking Bigger: Assessing What Is + Exploring the Possible As a culture, it seems we’re obsessed with life hacks, habits, and getting more done while spending less time on the doing. As adults, we tend to organize our lives around ATTENTION (what we pay attention to), CONNECTION (who we pay attention to), TIME (how we organize our days, weeks, month, years), and CURRENCY (how we pay for our lives, usually in some equation that factors in time and money). In this first class we will assess what is important to us and explore the possible. Week 2: Motion, Preparation + Divergence Luck favors the prepared. In the second week, we will look at famous and not-so-famous quests — we will break down how ordinary people have used constraints of time, space, place, money, and more to create more luck, or what I like to call, serendipity engines. It is difficult to stumble on an idea while seated, so we will look at ways to create more movement in your everyday life and prepare for the outcomes you’re interested in. Week 3: Commitment, Activation + Optimizing Connections How do you commit to an idea? How do you choose? In week three, through guided homework, readings, class discussion, and small group work, we will work on optimizing your connections with people and ideas. Week 4: Surprise + Delight Week four will be a co-facilitated class between the participants. You have to show up to see what happens. Melea Seward, Professional Generalist, is a communications and strategy consultant, speaker, improvisational storyteller and writer. She creates time-bound, rule-based projects and games that explore performance in everyday life. Most recently, she created Board of Us, a playful facilitation tool that she uses in her consulting work with clients ranging from soloprenuers and small business owners to established nonprofit organizations and multinational companies, including NBC, HBO, Shore Fire Media, Elixir Design and Girls for Gender Equity.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Venue:
@
PCC Willow Creek
Thursday
Jan
26
2017
Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 5-6:30pm
5-6:30pm
Join us for our monthly happy hour meet up and get to know some other fun cycling gals. This month we're headed to___Join us for a brew and some bites on your way home! This event is open to all women, female-identifying, trans, and gender-nonconforming people who enjoy biking (or think that they might). Join our Facebook group to RSVP (Not required) www.facebook.com/groups/womenbikebta
Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
How to organize + create momentum in your community: a framework for anyone from the curious beginner to the established organizer. Learn about history + basics, and workshop your ideas for action. Space is limited to 30 participants. In a time of great uncertainty, it's important to increase our connections to community and to each other. This course follows the November 21 What Now? organizing event to provide a framework on how to organize and create momentum in your own community. Join us and learn about the history, basics and also workshop your own ideas for action. Week 1 || History and Background A brief history of activism and organizing in America. What worked/didn’t work, where we are now and what we see both locally and nationally. An interactive lecture and also discussion. Week 2 || Basics of Outreach Understanding your goal/mission, identifying your base, building infrastructure to track commitments and staying in touch. We will discuss metrics, basic follow up, and how to measure success. Week 3 || Event Planning All the tools you’ll need to create a successful event and bring people together in a positive and impactful way. This will include an overview of roles commonly used by national advance teams, as well as protest plans and other helpful tips for events from small gathering to thousands big. Week 4 || Your Next Move Pulling from the previous classes, we will discuss your own individual idea behind community involvement and movement. What will you be a part of? What momentum will you start? Each participant will share with the group and we will collectively brainstorm ways to put your particular initiative into action and provide feedback on how to take next steps. Natalie Sundeleaf Sept is a sixth generation Oregonian with broad ties in the political and art communities of Portland. Her work includes time with Congresswoman Bonamici, Commissioner Fish, as well as President Obama 2008 campaign and most recently as an advance staffer for Hillary Clinton. She is a trained painter, and splits her time at community events and in the studio. Her art maintains a civic lens and received local fame for the Dishwasher Project in 2013. When she's not painting or organizing, she's running, hiking or watching basketball.
Friday
Jan
27
2017
Saturday
Jan
28
2017
Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 9am through Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 4pm
9am through Sunday, January 29 at 4pm
PDX Permaculture Saturday, January 28 at 9:00 AM This weekend-long workshop is intended for the permaculture enthusiast and newcomer alike who share a desire to better grasp the fundamentals of perma... Price: 60.00 USD https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Permaculture-Meetup/events/235196351/
Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 9am-3pm
9am-3pm
Crew Leaders are one of our most coveted volunteer roles at Friends of Trees. Crew Leaders help teach our volunteers how to plant trees correctly and ensure that everyone has a safe and fun time! As a Green Space Crew Leader, you will plant small native trees and shrubs in natural areas and help restore native habitat and improve watershed health. Interested in becoming a Green Space Crew Leader? Learn more and register for our required training HERE! After attending our training, we ask that each Crew Leader commit to guiding small groups of planters at 3-4 Saturday morning plantings. With multiple events happening each Saturday from February through April, we can easily work around your schedule! Each Crew Leader receives a coveted Tree Team t-shirt and other fun perks. Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. Or you can read more about the role and Register Online.
Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join us on the south side of Powell Butte Natural Area along the Johnson Creek floodplain to plant native trees and shrubs in partnership with the Johnson Creek Watershed Council and Portland Parks & Recreation with support from East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District and Metro. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The planting will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join Friends of Trees and the City of Salem in the first of three community planting events to be held at the newly opened Minto Island Conservation Area this planting season. We will be planting native trees and shrubs in along the new multi-use path connecting Riverfront Park with the greater Minto Brown Island Park. This event is funded by the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board and a Meyer Memorial Trust grant, and is one of many events in support of the Year of the Tree campaign, celebrating Salem’s 40th year as a Tree City USA. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
Did you know that Smith and Bybee wetlands is the largest urban wetland in the United States? Join us for this unique volunteering opportunity. We’ll be planting local bioswales with native plants. Bioswales are special plantings designed to filter city runoff after a large rain event. They help clean water of pollutants before it enters the wetlands. Cool! Learn more and help out today. This event runs rain or shine! Be sure to dress for the weather and bring water, rain gear and sturdy shoes. Snacks, tools, training and gloves will be provided. Parents should note that there is a water body on this site. This opportunity is open to volunteers 14 years and older, unless accompanied by an adult. Registration is requested.
Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 9:30am-2:30pm
9:30am-2:30pm
Fix-It Fairs are free events where neighbors come together to learn simple and effective ways to save money and be healthy at home this winter. Each fair features exhibits and workshops from numerous community partners throughout the day. Experts will be available to talk about water and energy savings, home and personal health, food and nutrition, community resources, recycling, yard care and more. Free childcare and lunch are provided. The Fair will feature workshops presented in Spanish in addition to workshops presented in English.
Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
The Allegro Dance Company is thrilled to present their first full-length production, Into the Night: An Exploration of Life, Love, and Loss. This newly formed fusion dance troupe reflects Director Ashley López’s signature theatrical style while exploring the mystery, pain, and ultimate beauty of the human condition. Mortality is boldly and elegantly confronted in this multimedia production of dance, music, and film. Ashley López is an internationally touring belly dance fusion artist. She teaches locally, online and worldwide. Trained in multiple styles of dance, she is also a certified yoga, fitness, and Pilates instructor and holds a bachelor’s degree in music as an opera singer. López draws from her eclectic background to choreograph intricate, athletic, show-stopping pieces. No two dances are alike in this production. The Allegro Dance Company draws from a diverse pool of local talent. Each of the 14 dancers brings her own artistic flair to this collaboration. Prepare yourself for fantastic costumes, heart-pounding finger cymbals, theatricality, live singing, and even some contortion.
Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 9-10:30pm
9-10:30pm
Join legendary guitarist Terry Robb and his band for a rockin' evening featuring songs from his latest album, Cool On The Bloom! Sat, 1/28 at 9:00 pm Cloud & Kelly's Public House Info at http://cloudandkellys.com/
Sunday
Jan
29
2017
Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 9am through Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 4pm
9am through Sunday, January 29 at 4pm
PDX Permaculture Saturday, January 28 at 9:00 AM This weekend-long workshop is intended for the permaculture enthusiast and newcomer alike who share a desire to better grasp the fundamentals of perma... Price: 60.00 USD https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Permaculture-Meetup/events/235196351/
Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 9:30am-4:30pm
9:30am-4:30pm
Venue:
@
Q Center
***** Winter Version *** Proceeds from this class go to support the Winyan and Two Spirit Camp at Standing Rock. To register: go to http://bpt.me/2710568 This is a one day workshop focused on building a greater understanding of trauma and liberatory health for change makers, activists, healers and clinicians. This trauma primer covers the basics of trauma and beyond. We’ll review the current theories and understandings of emotional (as well as cultural, historical, systemic and ontological) trauma. Participants will come to understand the primary contributors and the major investigations in the realm of trauma. We will follow the physiological narrative of traumatic experiences centered within neuroscience, with special attention paid to the epigenetic processes. Each of these aspects will be placed within the context of radical public health and structural violence. The physiology of oppression (and privilege) will be reviewed. Clinical and community interventions will be covered, including herbal, naturopathic and allopathic. We’ll wrap up our day with a focus meaningful self-care and trauma stewardship. Cost: 60$ There is a sliding scale of 30-90$ with the true cost of the class being 60$. If cost is not a concern for you, please consider donating towards the top of the pay scale. This class is 6 CEUs for NDs and the cost is 150$. There are .5 pharm hours included. Simply pay 150$ at check out and you will receive your certificate upon completion of the class. The instructor is Lydia Anne M Bartholow, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, educator and community herbalist. Lydia specializes in the intersections of trauma, oppression and addiction. Hosted and sponsored by the Q Center! -- “Lydia somehow makes the neurobiology of trauma really fun and really easy to understand. I was [originally] intimidated but I left feeling energized” – Anonymous Student, 2015 “I had a strong appreciation for how much physiology was in the class, specifically within an anti-oppression context, which is widely underrepresented in trauma courses. I've been to so many over the last decade where trauma was only ever represented as a climatic experience, rather than a continuum so many people face” – Clara Bella Story Parnell, Herbalist, LMT, Medicine Maker "Lydia is an amazing, dynamic teacher who is teaching cutting-edge material about trauma. Taking her class turned ideas I had about trauma work on its head" -- Elissa Mendenhall, ND www.lydiabartholow.com https://www.facebook.com/events/604852159694780/
Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 11am-4pm
11am-4pm
On Sunday, January 29, 2017, join over 2,000 attendees at Portland State University’s Smith Memorial Student Union for a New Year celebration of Japanese American traditions. Mochitsuki, literally translated, is the pounding of rice into mochi, a tasty, sticky rice cake, symbolizing the start of a New Year full of hopes for abundance ahead. The 21st annual Mochitsuki event is a family-friendly festival offering a feast for the senses, with food, art, performances, and many exceptional hands-on cultural experiences for all ages. New this year is a kimono dressing area, where families can dress in traditional Japanese attire for photos provided by Newcon PDX. Special guest Alton Chung will be back to emcee the entertainment. Witness nationally renowned performer, Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo, as he mixes theater, movement and music. New to the celebration this year, Mochitsuki will host performances by The Slants, the world’s first all-Asian American dance rock band, founded right here in Portland. Experience traditional Japanese drumming and musical guests: Portland Taiko, Utsuki-Kai, Takohachi Taiko, Oregon Koto Kai, Dance Leo and the International School Chorus. Experience hands-on cultural demonstrations including calligraphy with Sekko-Kai Calligraphy School, kabuto origami, ikebana (traditional flower arranging) demonstrations with WILD Chiharu’s Flowers, fukuwarai (Japanese New Year’s game) with The International School of Portland, tea ceremony with Nikkei Fujinkai, a kendama performance by Wyatt Bray, New Year’s card making with Japanese Women Portland, and learning to play go (Japanese Chess) with the Portland Go Club. Enjoy food with rich cultural significance. There will be mochi pounding demonstrations with Utsuki-Kai throughout the day, free mochi samples by Konko Church, and children’s bento cooking classes with Daizu Kitchen. Indulge in appetizing Japanese fare. Plus, take advantage of the opportunity to purchase these foods to enjoy at home! Presented by Portland JACL, and co-produced by Konko Church of Portland, Oregon Nikkei Endowment and Portland Taiko. Sponsored by the Consular Office of Japan and gold level sponsor Hamada Wealth Management. WHAT: Mochitsuki 2017, the 21st annual celebration of the Japanese American New Year in Portland, featuring a feast for the senses. Enjoy traditional foods, art, performances and many exceptional hands-on cultural experiences for the whole family at Portland State University’s Smith Memorial Student Union. WHO: Over 2,000 attendees of all ages plus cultural organizations, artists and performers mentioned above, as well as: Frodin Art, Ikebana International, Japan America Society of Oregon, Japanese Ancestral Society, JETAA, Kalé, Karen Fullerton Art, Lynn Geis, Nichiren Buddhist Temple, Obon, Obukan Kendo Club, Oregon Buddhist Temple, The Portland Japanese Garden, Sakurakai, and Shokookai of Portland. WHEN: Sunday, January 29, 2017, 11:00am to 4:00pm WHERE: Portland State University’s Smith Memorial Student Union TICKETS: Advanced Sale $10 Adult $7 Student (w/ ID), Senior (62+) $4 Child (ages 4-12) Day of Event $12 Adult $9 Student (w/ ID), Senior (62+) $5 Child (ages 4-12) Free Admission For: Children three years of age and younger Honored Seniors 88 (beiju 米寿) and older Ticket Sale Locations - Online with no service fees: www.boxofficetickets.com - Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, 121 NW 2nd Ave., Portland, 503-224-1458 - Shogun's Gallery, 1111 NW 23rd Ave., Portland, 503-224-0328 - Kalé, 900 SW Morrison St., Portland, 503-227-5253 - Uwajimaya Market, 10500 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, 503-643-4512 - Spielman Coffee Roasters, 2200 NE Broadway St., Portland, 503-477-9045 Please call ahead for hours. Cash/checks payable to “Mochitsuki” accepted. VOLUNTEER: We always need volunteers to help at the event. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit our website www.mochipdx.org. And if you would like to be part of the Utsuki-Kai mochi pounding team, you are encouraged to join and contact Chris Lee, leechristopherd@gmail.com. MORE INFO: Please visit: www.facebook.com/MochitsukiPDX, www.twitter.com/mochitsuki PRESENTED BY Portland JACL Oregon Nikkei Endowment Konko Church of Portland Portland Taiko
Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 2-3:30pm
2-3:30pm
Venue:
@
Wieden+Kennedy
Camerata PYP opens its Season 93 concert series at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at the Wieden+Kennedy building in Northwest Portland’s Pearl District. Made up of selected Portland Youth Philharmonic musicians, Camerata PYP invites you to explore an extraordinary range of familiar and rarely heard repertoire in an intimate venue. This season, the orchestra will explore large chamber works, including two ethereal and frenetic movements by Russian composer and pianist Dmitri Shostakovich, a tango inspired composition by Argentinean-born musician Osvaldo Golijov, a Dvořák classic, and much more. Made up of selected Portland Youth Philharmonic musicians, Camerata PYP invites you to explore an extraordinary range of familiar and rarely heard repertoire in an intimate venue as it opens its Season 93 concert series. This season, the orchestra will explore large chamber works, including two ethereal and frenetic movements by Russian composer and pianist Dmitri Shostakovich, a tango inspired composition by Argentinean-born musician Osvaldo Golijov, a Dvořák classic, and much more. (500 characters) To buy tickets, visit www.portlandyouthphil.org or call the PYP office at 503.223.5939. Connect with PYP on Facebook as Portland Youth Philharmonic, on Twitter and Instagram as @pdxyouthphil, and on YouTube as PortlandYouthPhilTV for performance dates, behind-the-scenes features, giveaways, and more! Full Program: Osvaldo Golijov: Last Round Dmitri Shostakovich: Two Pieces for String Octet Igor Stravinsky: Septet Full Program -- Osvaldo Golijov: Last Round, Dmitri Shostakovich: Two Pieces for String Octet, Igor Stravinsky: Septet
Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 3:30-5pm
3:30-5pm
The Allegro Dance Company is thrilled to present their first full-length production, Into the Night: An Exploration of Life, Love, and Loss. This newly formed fusion dance troupe reflects Director Ashley López’s signature theatrical style while exploring the mystery, pain, and ultimate beauty of the human condition. Mortality is boldly and elegantly confronted in this multimedia production of dance, music, and film. Ashley López is an internationally touring belly dance fusion artist. She teaches locally, online and worldwide. Trained in multiple styles of dance, she is also a certified yoga, fitness, and Pilates instructor and holds a bachelor’s degree in music as an opera singer. López draws from her eclectic background to choreograph intricate, athletic, show-stopping pieces. No two dances are alike in this production. The Allegro Dance Company draws from a diverse pool of local talent. Each of the 14 dancers brings her own artistic flair to this collaboration. Prepare yourself for fantastic costumes, heart-pounding finger cymbals, theatricality, live singing, and even some contortion.
Monday
Jan
30
2017
Monday, January 30, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
Venue:
@
Hatch Lab PDX
Become the CFO of Your Life In this course, we'll talk about the seven levels of financial maturity, from financial dependence or living paycheck to paycheck, to saving minimally and lastly, having financial freedom. Taught by Douglas Tsoi, J.D. Four weeks, $120 || Space is limited to 20 students. There is only one person responsible for your financial health: you. Become the CFO for your life. In this course, we'll talk about the seven levels of financial maturity, from financial dependence or living paycheck to paycheck, to saving minimally and lastly, having financial freedom. Most people live their lives unconscious about money and because of that, live in financial fragility. We'll explore the influence the hidden assumptions of consumption and debt in our capitalist system and help you reclaim ownership of how you spend your time + your energy. We'll talk about the reasons to work towards financial independence: freedom from worry, freedom from the consumer machine, being able to truly live out your sense of purpose. Ultimately it's about feeling in control of your life and where you want to go with it. In class, you'll write your financial manifesto, and make a plan on how to execute it. We'll talk about budgeting, investing, and how intimate relationships affect the way you treat money. After the course, you'll have the option to join the financial "community of practice" with students from the previous cohort to keep you accountable to the goals you've set. Week 1: Understanding Money We'll start with a simple idea: the personal savings rate and how it affects how many years you have to work. We'll discuss our internal assumptions about money and how they dramatically influence our lives. Week 2: Minding the Gap: Consumption + Income Taking control of your financial situation means controlling two basic things: your spending + your production. We'll talk about the profound implications behind taking control of both. Week 3: Writing Your Manifesto An oppressive system requires the consent of the governed. We'll talk about yours. No matter where you are on the path, working towards financial independence means taking back control of your life. Week 4: Making a Plan This last session will be about the nuts-and-bolts of financial independence. How are you going to achieve it, what obstacles do you anticipate + what are some ways to address them? Douglas Tsoi, JD, has been a lawyer, schoolteacher, and climate change activist. He is also the founder of PUGS. For the last twenty years, he saved half of his salary, earning him financial freedom to do what he wants with his time. Which is, of course, running PUGS.
Tuesday
Jan
31
2017
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 6-7:30pm
6-7:30pm
A Moment of Possiblity: Leveraging Difference for Collective Action Together, we can figure out actions to heal, but first we must better apprehend the connections between Trump’s rhetoric of division and other ideologies within our society. Four weeks, $150 || Space is limited to 25 students. Trump’s campaign and election revealed the core tensions in our dominant culture: gender + race hatreds, class privilege, class war and corporate impunity. The 2016 election season brought these tensions to life outside rhetoric, and now they are ours to bear--but they always were. What’s different is that we are now living in a moment of rage, pain, and opportunity: the opportunity to better redress the widespread hurt in our society and to talk, work + act across our differences. Together, we can figure out actions to heal, but first we must better apprehend the connections between Trump’s rhetoric of division and other ideologies that float around, alive and well, in our society. We must remember histories. We must provide context. Through it all, we must talk to one another, think together + act. In this course, we will create a frame + an explanation for why we seem so divided as a people. We will make connections between hate ideologies and the shifting landscape of the U.S. and politics in order to articulate, assemble, and act. Let’s turn our confusion into clarity, and our collective pain into collective action. Course Goals: Learning + doing deep inquiry with those who see things differently Identifying a narrative of difference that divides us, and working to counter it Using a values base to create a way forward along the lines of y/our highest goals--action on climate change, community action on race relations, sharing feminisms, moving beyond gender, toxic masculinity, etc. “This is an extraordinary course that I would recommend to anyone. The reading was relevant, of extraordinary quality, and perfect for the course. The participants were committed, passionate and informed.” — Student from Christine's course, How to Ally with Portland's Urban Native Americans Week 1: Talking Across Our Differences. Learning How to Argue Difference can be a powerful thing, and we need to learn how to argue using real conversation and dialogue. The best of our social movements have engaged argument + dialogue in powerful ways to create change. In Week 1, we’ll define + explore different approaches to participatory democracy, as well as an approach to talking across identified differences in the public sphere + in community. Week 2: Toxic Masculinity. Looking at Racism + Misogyny in Our Own Yard An overview of the concept of Toxic Masculinity as it perpetuates Misogyny, and Racisms. Thinking about the way narratives emerge in our silence, our selves + our community, and what to do about it. Week 3: Racism/s, Age Old Ideologies + Change A look at the concept of White Fragility: where it shows up for us and/or the price we pay accommodating it. Week 4: Clarifying the Differences + Tensions and Making an Effective Action Plan Now that you’ve thought about what divides us and how, what are you best and highest efforts to create a shift? Christine Dupres (Cowlitz/Cree), Ph.D., is a writer, teacher, and Tribal citizen. She is the author of Being Cowlitz: How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity (University of Washington Press). She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oregon.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
From Pioneers to Post Modernism What is architecture and what is its role in society? What does the future hold for architecture in Portland? Taught by John Doyle It is an under-appreciated fact that Portland is home to one of the finest, most diverse, and best preserved assortments of architectural specimens in the nation. In addition to the second largest concentrations of 19th century cast iron structures in America Portland is also home to two of the most important 20th century buildings in the world, Pietro Belluschi's Equitable Building and the much maligned Portland Building by Michael Graves, the father of Post-Modernism. What is architecture and what is its role in society? From whence do our notions about architecture originate? What makes an architectural style? What is philosophical difference in the nature of 19th vs. 20th century and contemporary architecture? What does the future hold for architecture? Week 1: A Whole New World. Where do theories of what architecture is and how it should look originate? How were these theories adapted and put into practice in a frontier environment like the Portland town site of the 19th century? What features help us distinguish one architectural style from another? Week 2: How Many Wonders Can One City Hold? This session will be a walking tour field trip in downtown Portland wherein course attendees will put the information gathered from the first class to use by examining and identifying various architectural styles still to be seen in downtown Portland. It will take place on a Saturday morning and students should plan on it lasting two hours. Week 3: Poor Unfortunate Souls. How did the charm, eclecticism, and decorative excess of 19th century historic revival styles give way to the sleek, functional minimalism of 20th century Modernism, often described as cold, impersonal, brutal, and rigidly dogmatic? Is Modernism these things? Week 4: To Infinity and Beyond! Where is architecture headed and how does Portland fare in assembling an array of structures which demonstrate the latest trends in cutting edge architecture? Student will also have an opportunity to share an example of their favorite architecture in town. John Doyle has an M.A. in Art History from Tufts University and is a former Education Department lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
February
2017
Wednesday
Feb
1
2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 4pm through Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 4pm
4pm through Saturday, February 4 at 4pm
The Portland Winter Light Festival, a Willamette Light Brigade event presented by Portland General Electric (PGE), is a premier winter event hosted at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI). This outdoor celebration illuminates Portland’s waterfront through contemporary light-based art installations, engaging performance, and fun activities for all ages. Free and open to the public, this nighttime community-supported event generates critical opportunities for artists, designers, creatives, makers and performers to collectively expand art, performance and technology innovations in our region.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Venue:
@
Southeast Uplift
How to Imbue Your Life with More Meaning, More Joy + More Connection. We will use time, attention, connection + currency as constraints to help you create your own quest. Taught by Melea Seward Cost: It's $75 to enroll. At the end of the course, you will pay a second installment, the amount of which is completely up to you ($0 +), but reflects the value you received and the effort you created. Space is limited to 25 participants. In Create Your Own Quest, we will discover ways to imbue your limited time on this planet with more joy, more meaning, and more connection. We will use TIME, ATTENTION, CONNECTION, and CURRENCY as constraints to help you create your own quest. In literature and films, quests often involve extensive travel and adventure, but your quest can also happen in your backyard, in your neighborhood, in your city, or on the web. Whether you want to visit every National Park in your lifetime, meet everyone who shares your first name in your zip code, or paint more, this course may be for you. Want to revive and pursue a dream that has faded? This is a great course to revisit and explore what is possible. Week 1: Thinking Bigger: Assessing What Is + Exploring the Possible As a culture, it seems we’re obsessed with life hacks, habits, and getting more done while spending less time on the doing. As adults, we tend to organize our lives around ATTENTION (what we pay attention to), CONNECTION (who we pay attention to), TIME (how we organize our days, weeks, month, years), and CURRENCY (how we pay for our lives, usually in some equation that factors in time and money). In this first class we will assess what is important to us and explore the possible. Week 2: Motion, Preparation + Divergence Luck favors the prepared. In the second week, we will look at famous and not-so-famous quests — we will break down how ordinary people have used constraints of time, space, place, money, and more to create more luck, or what I like to call, serendipity engines. It is difficult to stumble on an idea while seated, so we will look at ways to create more movement in your everyday life and prepare for the outcomes you’re interested in. Week 3: Commitment, Activation + Optimizing Connections How do you commit to an idea? How do you choose? In week three, through guided homework, readings, class discussion, and small group work, we will work on optimizing your connections with people and ideas. Week 4: Surprise + Delight Week four will be a co-facilitated class between the participants. You have to show up to see what happens. Melea Seward, Professional Generalist, is a communications and strategy consultant, speaker, improvisational storyteller and writer. She creates time-bound, rule-based projects and games that explore performance in everyday life. Most recently, she created Board of Us, a playful facilitation tool that she uses in her consulting work with clients ranging from soloprenuers and small business owners to established nonprofit organizations and multinational companies, including NBC, HBO, Shore Fire Media, Elixir Design and Girls for Gender Equity.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
Venue:
@
In Other Words
Friday
Feb
3
2017
Saturday
Feb
4
2017
Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Friends of Trees is partnering with the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council and Friends of the Sandy River Delta with support from the US Forest Service, Daimler, the Portland Trail Blazers, PGE's Habitat Fund, Ash Creek Forestry Management, and the Jubitz Foundation to continue native seedling plantings at the Sandy River Delta. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The planting will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join Friends of Trees and the City of Lake Oswego in planting native trees and shrubs to help restore this important habitat area adjacent to the Tualatin River, in partnership with Ash Creek Forestry, Inc. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join us as we plant native trees and shrubs to help restore the Johnson Creek Watershed's native habitat, improve water quality and reduce the stormwater erosion. This project is in partnership with the Johnson Creek Watershed Council and the City of Gresham and is supported by the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District and Metro. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The planting will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! There will be a 5-10 minute walk to the planting area. Note: there will be a small creek crossing and the majority of the planting will be on a hillside that may not be appropriate for very young planters. Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Sunday
Feb
5
2017
Monday
Feb
6
2017
Tuesday
Feb
7
2017
Wednesday
Feb
8
2017
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Venue:
@
Southeast Uplift
How to Imbue Your Life with More Meaning, More Joy + More Connection. We will use time, attention, connection + currency as constraints to help you create your own quest. Taught by Melea Seward Cost: It's $75 to enroll. At the end of the course, you will pay a second installment, the amount of which is completely up to you ($0 +), but reflects the value you received and the effort you created. Space is limited to 25 participants. In Create Your Own Quest, we will discover ways to imbue your limited time on this planet with more joy, more meaning, and more connection. We will use TIME, ATTENTION, CONNECTION, and CURRENCY as constraints to help you create your own quest. In literature and films, quests often involve extensive travel and adventure, but your quest can also happen in your backyard, in your neighborhood, in your city, or on the web. Whether you want to visit every National Park in your lifetime, meet everyone who shares your first name in your zip code, or paint more, this course may be for you. Want to revive and pursue a dream that has faded? This is a great course to revisit and explore what is possible. Week 1: Thinking Bigger: Assessing What Is + Exploring the Possible As a culture, it seems we’re obsessed with life hacks, habits, and getting more done while spending less time on the doing. As adults, we tend to organize our lives around ATTENTION (what we pay attention to), CONNECTION (who we pay attention to), TIME (how we organize our days, weeks, month, years), and CURRENCY (how we pay for our lives, usually in some equation that factors in time and money). In this first class we will assess what is important to us and explore the possible. Week 2: Motion, Preparation + Divergence Luck favors the prepared. In the second week, we will look at famous and not-so-famous quests — we will break down how ordinary people have used constraints of time, space, place, money, and more to create more luck, or what I like to call, serendipity engines. It is difficult to stumble on an idea while seated, so we will look at ways to create more movement in your everyday life and prepare for the outcomes you’re interested in. Week 3: Commitment, Activation + Optimizing Connections How do you commit to an idea? How do you choose? In week three, through guided homework, readings, class discussion, and small group work, we will work on optimizing your connections with people and ideas. Week 4: Surprise + Delight Week four will be a co-facilitated class between the participants. You have to show up to see what happens. Melea Seward, Professional Generalist, is a communications and strategy consultant, speaker, improvisational storyteller and writer. She creates time-bound, rule-based projects and games that explore performance in everyday life. Most recently, she created Board of Us, a playful facilitation tool that she uses in her consulting work with clients ranging from soloprenuers and small business owners to established nonprofit organizations and multinational companies, including NBC, HBO, Shore Fire Media, Elixir Design and Girls for Gender Equity.
Thursday
Feb
9
2017
with
Surfrider
Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 6:30-7:30pm
6:30-7:30pm
Laura's House, Newport OR (call (541) 815-3398 for directions)
Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 7-11pm
7-11pm
Since 1977, the Portland International Film Festival has been the Northwest Film Center’s annual showcase of new world cinema. Over three weeks in February, through the exhibition of nearly 100 feature films and 60+ short films, PIFF audiences across the City of Portland travel the globe in theater seats through our celebration of the world’s filmmakers and cinephiles. 2017 marks PIFF's 40th year on Portland's silver screens.
Friday
Feb
10
2017
Saturday
Feb
11
2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 9:30am through Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 5pm
9:30am through Sunday, February 12 at 5pm
This dynamic two-day workshop introduces third eye techniques that connect you to higher states of consciousness. You will have direct experiences of spiritual vision designed to put you in touch with your higher self. In a relaxed, interactive setting you will learn straightforward techniques that bring immediate and tangible results and a foundation for continuing practice. Register in advance by contacting ateportland@gmail.com. $100 for students; $175 early bird rate (by Jan 27); $200 after Jan 27.
Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 10am through Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 5pm
10am through Sunday, February 12 at 5pm
This experiential course explores community-building and self-defense through the lens of the four karmas (pacifying, enriching, magnetizing, and destroying). The two-day workshop features: • mindfulness-awareness practices • nervous system regulation • early detection and evasion skills • streetwise self-defense • group discussion and games Offered in a relaxed and safe setting, this class is available to all, particularly those who may feel targeted or endangered in today’s political climate. Instructors Vajra Granelli and Robert Lee are known for their spontaneous, fun, and engaging style of teaching and facilitation.
Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join Friends of Trees at our final planting event at King City Park in partnership with King City and and Clean Water Services. This planting is part of the Tree For All campaign which has planted over three million native plants in the Tualatin River Watershed in the past decade! Clean Water Services, Friends of Trees, thousands of volunteers, other non-profits, city partners, and private landowners will be working together this season to continue the success of this program. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join Friends of Trees, Tualatin Riverkeepers, the City of Tigard and Clean Water Services at Cook Park. This planting is part of the Tree For All campaign which has planted over three million native plants in the Tualatin River Watershed in the past decade! Clean Water Services, Friends of Trees, thousands of volunteers, other non-profits, city partners, and private landowners will be working together this season to continue the success of this program. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join us to plant native trees and shrubs at the French American International School in partnership with Clean Water Services and Metro. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
UPDATE: This planting has been canceled. If you're interested in planting trees on Sat, Dec 17th, please consider joining our King City or Cook Park plantings instead. Thank you for your flexibility! ==== Join us to plant native trees and shrubs at the French American International School in partnership with Clean Water Services and Metro. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join Friends of Trees, the City of Salem, and the Polk County Soil & Water Conservation District in the second of two community planting events to be held this planting season at the recently upgraded Eola Ridge Park. We will be planting native trees and shrubs in the upland areas of the park during this first event. This event is one of many events in support of the Year of the Tree campaign, celebrating Salem’s 40th year as a Tree City USA. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 12:30-2pm
12:30-2pm
Feminist Meet Up, Brunch and Discussion Group is held on the second Saturday of every month from 12:30p-2:00p. Eat, drink, and bash patriarchy with fellow feminists! This discussion group is a friendly, open, exchange of ideas on a different topic each month. For the most up to date information, join us on www.facebook.com. Search for "Portland Feminist Meet-Up".
Sunday
Feb
12
2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 9:30am through Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 5pm
9:30am through Sunday, February 12 at 5pm
This dynamic two-day workshop introduces third eye techniques that connect you to higher states of consciousness. You will have direct experiences of spiritual vision designed to put you in touch with your higher self. In a relaxed, interactive setting you will learn straightforward techniques that bring immediate and tangible results and a foundation for continuing practice. Register in advance by contacting ateportland@gmail.com. $100 for students; $175 early bird rate (by Jan 27); $200 after Jan 27.
Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 10am through Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 5pm
10am through Sunday, February 12 at 5pm
This experiential course explores community-building and self-defense through the lens of the four karmas (pacifying, enriching, magnetizing, and destroying). The two-day workshop features: • mindfulness-awareness practices • nervous system regulation • early detection and evasion skills • streetwise self-defense • group discussion and games Offered in a relaxed and safe setting, this class is available to all, particularly those who may feel targeted or endangered in today’s political climate. Instructors Vajra Granelli and Robert Lee are known for their spontaneous, fun, and engaging style of teaching and facilitation.
Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 4-5:30pm
4-5:30pm
Portland Youth Philharmonic’s Conservatory Orchestra and Wind Ensemble return to Skyview High School in Vancouver, WA, with the Cadenza Concert on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 4:00 PM. PYP Musical Director David Hattner leads Portland Youth Wind Ensemble and Lawrence Johnson conducts Portland Youth Conservatory Orchestra. To buy tickets, visit www.portlandyouthphil.org or call the PYP office at 503.223.5939. Connect with PYP on Facebook as Portland Youth Philharmonic, on Twitter and Instagram as @pdxyouthphil, and on YouTube as PortlandYouthPhilTV for performance dates, behind-the-scenes features, giveaways, and more! Program highlights: Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 6 Program highlights -- Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 6
Monday
Feb
13
2017
Monday, February 13, 2017 from 8am-5pm
8am-5pm
A full-day Summit with speakers, performers and interactive experiences to celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation for positive social, environmental, and economic impact.
Wednesday
Feb
15
2017
with
Surfrider
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 6:30-8am
6:30-8am
Venue:
@
TBA
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 7-9am
7-9am
Join us for a morning cup-o-joe on your way to work Wednesday mornings from 7:30-9am. We will rotate locations each Month so watch out for a Coffee Club along your commute route. Coffee Clubs are a place for women to come together, share biking experiences and get to know one another. All are welcome to stay for as long or little as you like on you way to the office. Non-commuters also welcome. This event is open to all women, female-identifying, trans, and gender-nonconforming people who enjoy biking (or think that they might). Join the Women Bike group and RSVP (not required) at www.facebook.com/groups/womenbikebta
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Venue:
@
Southeast Uplift
How to Imbue Your Life with More Meaning, More Joy + More Connection. We will use time, attention, connection + currency as constraints to help you create your own quest. Taught by Melea Seward Cost: It's $75 to enroll. At the end of the course, you will pay a second installment, the amount of which is completely up to you ($0 +), but reflects the value you received and the effort you created. Space is limited to 25 participants. In Create Your Own Quest, we will discover ways to imbue your limited time on this planet with more joy, more meaning, and more connection. We will use TIME, ATTENTION, CONNECTION, and CURRENCY as constraints to help you create your own quest. In literature and films, quests often involve extensive travel and adventure, but your quest can also happen in your backyard, in your neighborhood, in your city, or on the web. Whether you want to visit every National Park in your lifetime, meet everyone who shares your first name in your zip code, or paint more, this course may be for you. Want to revive and pursue a dream that has faded? This is a great course to revisit and explore what is possible. Week 1: Thinking Bigger: Assessing What Is + Exploring the Possible As a culture, it seems we’re obsessed with life hacks, habits, and getting more done while spending less time on the doing. As adults, we tend to organize our lives around ATTENTION (what we pay attention to), CONNECTION (who we pay attention to), TIME (how we organize our days, weeks, month, years), and CURRENCY (how we pay for our lives, usually in some equation that factors in time and money). In this first class we will assess what is important to us and explore the possible. Week 2: Motion, Preparation + Divergence Luck favors the prepared. In the second week, we will look at famous and not-so-famous quests — we will break down how ordinary people have used constraints of time, space, place, money, and more to create more luck, or what I like to call, serendipity engines. It is difficult to stumble on an idea while seated, so we will look at ways to create more movement in your everyday life and prepare for the outcomes you’re interested in. Week 3: Commitment, Activation + Optimizing Connections How do you commit to an idea? How do you choose? In week three, through guided homework, readings, class discussion, and small group work, we will work on optimizing your connections with people and ideas. Week 4: Surprise + Delight Week four will be a co-facilitated class between the participants. You have to show up to see what happens. Melea Seward, Professional Generalist, is a communications and strategy consultant, speaker, improvisational storyteller and writer. She creates time-bound, rule-based projects and games that explore performance in everyday life. Most recently, she created Board of Us, a playful facilitation tool that she uses in her consulting work with clients ranging from soloprenuers and small business owners to established nonprofit organizations and multinational companies, including NBC, HBO, Shore Fire Media, Elixir Design and Girls for Gender Equity.
Thursday
Feb
16
2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 5pm
5pm
Venue:
@
Fremont Theater
On February 26, 1917, The Original Dixieland Jazz Band recorded Livery Stable Blues and Dixie Jass Band One-Step. Available for sale on March 17, 1917 at a cost of 75 cents, Victor Recording #18255 was the first Jazz record ever issued. In anticipation of this eventful day, The Cherry Blossom Orchestra will be presenting a concert paying full tribute to the trailblazing Original Dixieland Jazz Band, as well as showcasing many landmark recordings from the first 25 years of recorded jazz. Historic works featuring Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, James P. Johnson and many others will be performed for a full and exhilarating celebration during jazz's most important period. Into the Roaring Twenties, the Big Band Swinging Thirties and the Bluesy Forties - this is the debut performance of this unique centennial celebration! Join us at this vibrant, prospering venue in the heart of North East Portland. There will be music AND education along the way.
Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 7:30-10pm
7:30-10pm
Venue:
@
Fremont Theater
On February 26, 1917, The Original Dixieland Jazz Band recorded Livery Stable Blues and Dixie Jass Band One-Step. Available for sale on March 17, 1917 at a cost of 75 cents, Victor Recording #18255 was the first Jazz record ever issued. In anticipation of this eventful day, The Cherry Blossom Orchestra will be presenting a concert paying full tribute to the trailblazing Original Dixieland Jazz Band, as well as showcasing many landmark recordings from the first 25 years of recorded jazz. Historic works featuring Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, James P. Johnson and many others will be performed for a full and exhilarating celebration during jazz's most important period. Into the Roaring Twenties, the Big Band Swinging Thirties and the Bluesy Forties - this is the debut performance of this unique centennial celebration! Join us at this vibrant, prospering venue in the heart of North East Portland. There will be music AND education along the way.
Friday
Feb
17
2017
Friday, February 17, 2017 at 7pm through Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 9:30pm
7pm through Sunday, February 26 at 9:30pm
Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this “masterpeach” of a tale. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way. Performances are February 17 - 26, 2017 at Ridgefield High School, 2630 S Hillhurst, Ridgefield WA, 98642. Tickets are on sale now at journeytheater.org or by calling 360.750.8550. Pre-sale adult tickets are $14. Youth and senior tickets are $10. Groups of 10 or more are $9. Our “family day” performance is February 18th @ 7 p.m. with all tickets $10 in advance. Tickets for all performances will be $4 more at the door. Public Performances Friday, February 17th @ 7:00 pm
 Saturday, February 18th @ 7:00 pm Friday, February 24th @ 7:00 pm Saturday, February 25th @ 2:00 pm Sunday, February 26th @ 2:00 pm
Saturday
Feb
18
2017
Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 8-9am
8-9am
Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join Friends of Trees at Jack City Park in partnership with the City of Tigard and Clean Water Services. This planting is part of the Tree For All campaign which has planted over three million native plants in the Tualatin River Watershed in the past decade! Clean Water Services, Friends of Trees, thousands of volunteers, other non-profits, city partners, and private landowners will be working together this season to continue the success of this program. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join Friends of Trees and the City of Lake Oswego in planting native trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants to help restore this important habitat area adjacent to the Tualatin River. This project is part of a larger effort under way by the City of Lake Oswego in partnership with Ash Creek Forestry to improve over 65 acres of regionally significant ecological communities in the immediate area. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! RSVPs are not required. Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there! Thank you to NW NATURAL for generously sponsoring this event!
Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 9-10am
9-10am
Saturday, February 18, 2017 from noon-2pm
noon-2pm
PFLAG Portland Black Chapter (PBC) hosts monthly meetings and socials to provide a safe space for LGBT African Americans, their friends and family, to engage in dialogue, self-reflection, connect with community members, socialize and network, and access support and resources.
Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 7-10:30pm
7-10:30pm
Winterfolk is an annual folk music concert organized by Tom May and Richard Colombo benefitting Sisters Of The Road. This is Winterfolk's 29th year! From founder Tom May's website(http://tommayfolk.com/winterfolk/index.html): "All of the artists, national or locally based, completely donate their services; one of the truly unique elements of this yearly event that benefits Sisters of the Road Café. Sisters of the Road Café quietly continues to do its work of providing low cost and no cost meals in Portland, Oregon’s Old Town area. Founded nearly 40 years ago, it remains a shining example of reaching out and helping to change people's lives, one hot meal at a time."
Sunday
Feb
19
2017
Friday, February 17, 2017 at 7pm through Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 9:30pm
7pm through Sunday, February 26 at 9:30pm
Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this “masterpeach” of a tale. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way. Performances are February 17 - 26, 2017 at Ridgefield High School, 2630 S Hillhurst, Ridgefield WA, 98642. Tickets are on sale now at journeytheater.org or by calling 360.750.8550. Pre-sale adult tickets are $14. Youth and senior tickets are $10. Groups of 10 or more are $9. Our “family day” performance is February 18th @ 7 p.m. with all tickets $10 in advance. Tickets for all performances will be $4 more at the door. Public Performances Friday, February 17th @ 7:00 pm
 Saturday, February 18th @ 7:00 pm Friday, February 24th @ 7:00 pm Saturday, February 25th @ 2:00 pm Sunday, February 26th @ 2:00 pm
Sunday, February 19, 2017 from noon-2pm
noon-2pm
Venue:
@
In Other Words
IOW holds its monthly Board meeting on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Meetings are held at In Other Words and are open to the entire community. Please join us to hear about our work, what's going on with the organization, and how you can plugin. Board minutes are available upon request. Email board@inotherwords.org for more info, or if you would like to request an agenda item.
Monday
Feb
20
2017
Tuesday
Feb
21
2017
with
Surfrider
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 6:30-7:30pm
6:30-7:30pm
Laura's House, Newport OR (call (541) 815-3398 for directions)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Wednesday
Feb
22
2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Venue:
@
Southeast Uplift
How to Imbue Your Life with More Meaning, More Joy + More Connection. We will use time, attention, connection + currency as constraints to help you create your own quest. Taught by Melea Seward Cost: It's $75 to enroll. At the end of the course, you will pay a second installment, the amount of which is completely up to you ($0 +), but reflects the value you received and the effort you created. Space is limited to 25 participants. In Create Your Own Quest, we will discover ways to imbue your limited time on this planet with more joy, more meaning, and more connection. We will use TIME, ATTENTION, CONNECTION, and CURRENCY as constraints to help you create your own quest. In literature and films, quests often involve extensive travel and adventure, but your quest can also happen in your backyard, in your neighborhood, in your city, or on the web. Whether you want to visit every National Park in your lifetime, meet everyone who shares your first name in your zip code, or paint more, this course may be for you. Want to revive and pursue a dream that has faded? This is a great course to revisit and explore what is possible. Week 1: Thinking Bigger: Assessing What Is + Exploring the Possible As a culture, it seems we’re obsessed with life hacks, habits, and getting more done while spending less time on the doing. As adults, we tend to organize our lives around ATTENTION (what we pay attention to), CONNECTION (who we pay attention to), TIME (how we organize our days, weeks, month, years), and CURRENCY (how we pay for our lives, usually in some equation that factors in time and money). In this first class we will assess what is important to us and explore the possible. Week 2: Motion, Preparation + Divergence Luck favors the prepared. In the second week, we will look at famous and not-so-famous quests — we will break down how ordinary people have used constraints of time, space, place, money, and more to create more luck, or what I like to call, serendipity engines. It is difficult to stumble on an idea while seated, so we will look at ways to create more movement in your everyday life and prepare for the outcomes you’re interested in. Week 3: Commitment, Activation + Optimizing Connections How do you commit to an idea? How do you choose? In week three, through guided homework, readings, class discussion, and small group work, we will work on optimizing your connections with people and ideas. Week 4: Surprise + Delight Week four will be a co-facilitated class between the participants. You have to show up to see what happens. Melea Seward, Professional Generalist, is a communications and strategy consultant, speaker, improvisational storyteller and writer. She creates time-bound, rule-based projects and games that explore performance in everyday life. Most recently, she created Board of Us, a playful facilitation tool that she uses in her consulting work with clients ranging from soloprenuers and small business owners to established nonprofit organizations and multinational companies, including NBC, HBO, Shore Fire Media, Elixir Design and Girls for Gender Equity.
Thursday
Feb
23
2017
with
Surfrider
Thursday, February 23, 2017 at midnight through Monday, February 27, 2017 at midnight
midnight through Monday, February 27 at midnight
Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 5-6:30pm
5-6:30pm
Join us for our monthly happy hour meet up and get to know some other fun cycling gals. This month we're headed to___Join us for a brew and some bites on your way home! This event is open to all women, female-identifying, trans, and gender-nonconforming people who enjoy biking (or think that they might). Join our Facebook group to RSVP (Not required) www.facebook.com/groups/womenbikebta
Friday
Feb
24
2017
Friday, February 24, 2017 at 7pm through Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 9:30pm
7pm through Sunday, March 5 at 9:30pm
Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical Jr., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek Jr. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family. Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek. One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn’t be complete without a few twists and turns along the way. Performances are February 24 - March 5, 2017 at Washburn Performing Arts Center at Washougal High School, 1201 39th Street, Washougal WA, 98671. Tickets are on sale now at journeytheater.org or by calling 360.750.8550. Pre-sale adult tickets are $14. Youth and senior tickets are $10. Groups of 10 or more are $9. Our “family day” performance is Saturday, February 25th @ 7 p.m. with all tickets $10 in advance. Tickets for all performances will be $4 more at the door. School day pre-performance prices are: groups (10 to 99) – $6, groups (100 or more) – $5 with 1 free ticket with each 15 purchased! School day tickets at the door are $8. Public Performances Friday, February 24 @ 7:00 p.m. Saturday, February 25 @ 7:00 p.m. Sunday, February 26 @ 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 3 @ 7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 4 @ 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 5 @ 2:00 p.m. School Day Performances Wednesday, March 1 @ 9:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
Friday, February 24, 2017 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Let's face it: this world can be stressful and traumatizing. And right now we need resistance and resilience more than ever. Whether you're marching in the streets, dealing with everyday hostility, or scrolling through your facebook feed, you may feel sad, depleted, angry, anxious, or otherwise emotionally taxed. Join herbalist Missy Rohs as we discuss ways to use medicinal herbs to help us stay emotionally well and resilient. We'll taste teas and tinctures as we talk about each plant. --- Missy Rohs is a community herbalist who loves indulgence. She co-directs the Arctos School of Herbal & Botanical Studies, where she teaches about medicinal plants, the magic of weeds, and more. She can also be found rabble-rousing, sipping cocktails, or hiking with friends. http://arctosschool.org https://www.facebook.com/events/1619864518309818/
Saturday
Feb
25
2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join Friends of Trees at Woodhaven City Park this season in partnership with Tualatin Riverkeepers, the City of Sherwood, and Clean Water Services. This planting is part of the Tree For All campaign which has planted over three million native plants in the Tualatin River Watershed in the past decade! Clean Water Services, Friends of Trees, thousands of volunteers, other non-profits, city partners, and private landowners will be working together this season to continue the success of this program. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join us to plant native trees and shrubs along Mount Scott Creek! Over a decade ago Friends of Trees planted at this site establishing a young overstory of native trees at a former dam removal site. We will be planting longer lived evergreen species and native shrubs to build on the past success! This planting is with the support of Clackamas County Service District #1. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join Friends of Trees and the City of Salem in the second of three community planting events to be held at the newly opened Minto Island Conservation Area this planting season. We will be planting native trees and shrubs in along the new multi-use path connecting Riverfront Park with the greater Minto Brown Island Park. This event is funded by the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board and a Meyer Memorial Trust grant, and is one of many events in support of the Year of the Tree campaign, celebrating Salem’s 40th year as a Tree City USA. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9:30am-2:30pm
9:30am-2:30pm
Fix-It Fairs are free events where neighbors come together to learn simple and effective ways to save money and be healthy at home this winter. Each fair features exhibits and workshops from numerous community partners throughout the day. Experts will be available to talk about water and energy savings, home and personal health, food and nutrition, community resources, recycling, yard care and more. Free childcare and lunch are provided. The Fair will feature workshops presented in Spanish in addition to workshops presented in English.
Sunday
Feb
26
2017
with
Surfrider
Thursday, February 23, 2017 at midnight through Monday, February 27, 2017 at midnight
midnight through Monday, February 27 at midnight
Friday, February 24, 2017 at 7pm through Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 9:30pm
7pm through Sunday, March 5 at 9:30pm
Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical Jr., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek Jr. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family. Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek. One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn’t be complete without a few twists and turns along the way. Performances are February 24 - March 5, 2017 at Washburn Performing Arts Center at Washougal High School, 1201 39th Street, Washougal WA, 98671. Tickets are on sale now at journeytheater.org or by calling 360.750.8550. Pre-sale adult tickets are $14. Youth and senior tickets are $10. Groups of 10 or more are $9. Our “family day” performance is Saturday, February 25th @ 7 p.m. with all tickets $10 in advance. Tickets for all performances will be $4 more at the door. School day pre-performance prices are: groups (10 to 99) – $6, groups (100 or more) – $5 with 1 free ticket with each 15 purchased! School day tickets at the door are $8. Public Performances Friday, February 24 @ 7:00 p.m. Saturday, February 25 @ 7:00 p.m. Sunday, February 26 @ 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 3 @ 7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 4 @ 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 5 @ 2:00 p.m. School Day Performances Wednesday, March 1 @ 9:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
Monday
Feb
27
2017
Tuesday
Feb
28
2017
March
2017
Wednesday
Mar
1
2017
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
Venue:
@
Havurah Shalom
Join us for a screening of Outside the Frame's documentary, the Lost Boys of Portlandia, and a panel discussion with youth who have experienced homelessness. “On its surface, it’s a film about the making of a film, but the backdrop is flooded with one of Portland’s most pressing social issues.” -KGW-TV Homeless youth in Portland, OR, debate if and how to return to mainstream society while creating their own film version of the iconic story of Peter Pan. Hosted by the Tikkun Olam Committee of Havurah Shalom. Co-sponsored by KBOO Community Radio and Oregon Film. Free, all ages Trailer:vimeo.com/otfpdx/lostboyspdx
Friday
Mar
3
2017
Saturday
Mar
4
2017
Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
This planting is part of Johnson Creek Watershed Council's "Watershed Wide Event." Come plant native trees and shrubs to help restore the Johnson Creek Watershed's native habitats, improve water quality and reduce the amount of stormwater entering the creek. Lunch will be provided at an afternoon celebration event. This project is in partnership with the Johnson Creek Watershed Council and the City of Gresham and is supported by the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District and Metro. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The planting will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
This planting is in conjunction with Portland Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Environmental Services, Metro, Friends of Errol Heights, and The Johnson Creek Watershed Council as a part of the Johnson Creek Watershed Wide Event! The Watershed Council will be providing lunch at a post event celebration. This is the fourth of four plantings this season at a newly acquired addition to Errol Heights. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
This planting in SE Portland is part of Johnson Creek Watershed Council's "Watershed Wide Event." Come plant native trees and shrubs to help restore the Johnson Creek Watershed's native habitats, improve water quality and reduce the amount of stormwater entering the creek. Lunch will be provided at an afternoon celebration event. This project is in partnership with the Johnson Creek Watershed Council and Portland Parks & Recreation and is supported by the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District and Metro. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The planting will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 11am-1pm
11am-1pm
Portland Youth Philharmonic boldly moves forward into the New Year with the Winter Concert on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 7:30 PM at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. The concert will feature works by Samuel Barber, Claude Debussy, and Hector Berlioz, as well as the return of PYP alumnus and Principal Horn for the St. Louis Symphony, Roger Kaza, to perform a composition by Peter Schickele. To buy tickets, visit www.portlandyouthphil.org or call the PYP office at 503.223.5939. Connect with PYP on Facebook as Portland Youth Philharmonic, on Twitter and Instagram as @pdxyouthphil, and on YouTube as PortlandYouthPhilTV for performance dates, behind-the-scenes features, giveaways, and more! Full Program: Samuel Barber: First Essay for Orchestra Claude Debussy: Nuages and Fêtes from “Nocturnes” Peter Schickele: Pentangle for Horn and Orchestra Roger Kaza, horn Principal Horn St. Louis Symphony PYP Alumnus 1968-1974
Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Portland Youth Philharmonic boldly moves forward into the New Year with the Winter Concert on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 7:30 PM at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. The concert will feature works by Samuel Barber, Claude Debussy, and Hector Berlioz, as well as the return of PYP alumnus and Principal Horn for the St. Louis Symphony, Roger Kaza, to perform a composition by Peter Schickele. To buy tickets, visit www.portlandyouthphil.org or call the PYP office at 503.223.5939. Connect with PYP on Facebook as Portland Youth Philharmonic, on Twitter and Instagram as @pdxyouthphil, and on YouTube as PortlandYouthPhilTV for performance dates, behind-the-scenes features, giveaways, and more! Full Program: Samuel Barber: First Essay for Orchestra Claude Debussy: Nuages and Fêtes from “Nocturnes” Peter Schickele: Pentangle for Horn and Orchestra Roger Kaza, horn Principal Horn St. Louis Symphony PYP Alumnus 1968-1974
Sunday
Mar
5
2017
Monday
Mar
6
2017
Tuesday
Mar
7
2017
Thursday
Mar
9
2017
with
Surfrider
Thursday, March 9, 2017 at midnight through Friday, March 10, 2017 at midnight
midnight through Friday, March 10 at midnight
with
Surfrider
Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 6:30-8pm
6:30-8pm
Friday
Mar
10
2017
Saturday
Mar
11
2017
Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Friends of Trees is excited to continue our partnership this season with the City of Tualatin and Clean Water Services. We will be planting along a new section of the Tualatin River Greenway. This planting is part of the Tree For All campaign which has planted over three million native plants in the Tualatin River Watershed in the past decade! Clean Water Services, Friends of Trees, thousands of volunteers, other non-profits, city partners, and private landowners will be working together this season to continue the success of this program. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The planting will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join Friends of Trees at the second of two plantings this season at Judson Middle School in partnership with the City of Salem and the Salem-Keizer School District. During the first phase of this restoration project we will be planting native trees and shrubs in the open area south of Pringle Creek, however, over the coming years we will plant the understory of the mature Douglas-fir forest and along the north banks of the creek as well. This event is one of many events in support of the Year of the Tree campaign, celebrating Salem’s 40th year as a Tree City USA. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Plant and mulch native trees and shrubs and remove invasive plants at the fifth annual Rock Creek Watershed-Wide Restoration Event! Rock Creek is an important tributary of the Clackamas River, which provides high quality drinking water to more than 300,000 people and provides critical habitat for many sensitive species of plants, fish and wildlife. Registration is not open for this event yet, please check-back in early 2017 or contact Volunteer@FriendsofTrees.org to secure your spot. Gloves, tools and planting guidance are provided, as well as a variety of tasty breakfast food and coffee/hot chocolate. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes and get ready to have fun! The staging site will once again be the Galaxy Barn at Pendarvis Farm - site of the renowned Pickathon Music Festival. To round out the fun there will be raffle prizes and live music! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Rock Creek Partnership was formed in 2011 and is a collaboration between the Clackamas River Basin Council, Friends of Trees, and SOLVE and is supported with funding from Clackamas County Water Environment Services, on behalf of Clackamas Service District No. 1.
Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 12:30-2pm
12:30-2pm
Feminist Meet Up, Brunch and Discussion Group is held on the second Saturday of every month from 12:30p-2:00p. Eat, drink, and bash patriarchy with fellow feminists! This discussion group is a friendly, open, exchange of ideas on a different topic each month. For the most up to date information, join us on www.facebook.com. Search for "Portland Feminist Meet-Up".
Sunday
Mar
12
2017
Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
Leave the crowds and craziness behind. Enjoy our super low-key St Patrick's Day themed 5k or 10k run or walk event along the paved and peaceful Rock Creek Trail in NW Portland. Dogs on leashes are welcome and our course is stroller friendly. We'll be serving our tradition of clam chowder and bread at the finish line with an After Party to be held at the Rock Creek Corner. The Lucky Dog is a chip timed event. Awards are presented to the top three male and female finishers for both distances. Ribbons will presented for the top three male and female finishers in each age group category. As with all our events the top three male and female finishers get FREE entry into next years event. ​ Group & Corporate discounts available. Please email us for details at:​ luckydogpdx@gmail.com
Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 11am-noon
11am-noon
Portland Youth Philharmonic’s Young String Ensemble heads out to the World Forestry Center in Portland for its popular, family-friendly Cushion Concerts on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2:30 PM. Conducted by Inés Voglar Belgique, these concerts are specially designed with younger audience members in mind. Families with children ages two and up are invited on a musical adventure for all to enjoy. Bring your little ones and your cushions, and take a seat to listen to classical favorites performed by PYP’s youngest ensemble. Arrive 30 minutes early to experience PYP’s Instrument Petting Zoo. Children may try violins, cellos, and other instruments in the string family, while having some one-on-one time with PYP musicians in a fun and interactive environment. To buy tickets, visit www.portlandyouthphil.org or call the PYP office at 503.223.5939. Connect with PYP on Facebook as Portland Youth Philharmonic, on Twitter and Instagram as @pdxyouthphil, and on YouTube as PortlandYouthPhilTV for performance dates, behind-the-scenes features, giveaways, and more!
Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 12:30-1:30pm
12:30-1:30pm
Portland Youth Philharmonic’s Young String Ensemble heads out to the World Forestry Center in Portland for its popular, family-friendly Cushion Concerts on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 12:30 PM. Conducted by Inés Voglar Belgique, these concerts are specially designed with younger audience members in mind. Families with children ages two and up are invited on a musical adventure for all to enjoy. Bring your little ones and your cushions, and take a seat to listen to classical favorites performed by PYP’s youngest ensemble. Portland Youth Philharmonic’s Young String Ensemble heads out to the World Forestry Center in Portland for its popular, family-friendly Cushion Concerts. Conducted by Inés Voglar Belgique, these concerts are specially designed with younger audience members in mind. Families with children ages two and up are invited on a musical adventure for all to enjoy. Bring your little ones and your cushions, and take a seat to listen to classical favorites performed by PYP’s youngest ensemble. (500 characters) Arrive 30 minutes early to experience PYP’s Instrument Petting Zoo. Children may try violins, cellos, and other instruments in the string family, while having some one-on-one time with PYP musicians in a fun and interactive environment. To buy tickets, visit www.portlandyouthphil.org or call the PYP office at 503.223.5939. Connect with PYP on Facebook as Portland Youth Philharmonic, on Twitter and Instagram as @pdxyouthphil, and on YouTube as PortlandYouthPhilTV for performance dates, behind-the-scenes features, giveaways, and more!
Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 2:30-3:30pm
2:30-3:30pm
Portland Youth Philharmonic’s Young String Ensemble heads out to the World Forestry Center in Portland for its popular, family-friendly Cushion Concerts on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2:30 PM. Conducted by Inés Voglar Belgique, these concerts are specially designed with younger audience members in mind. Families with children ages two and up are invited on a musical adventure for all to enjoy. Bring your little ones and your cushions, and take a seat to listen to classical favorites performed by PYP’s youngest ensemble. Arrive 30 minutes early to experience PYP’s Instrument Petting Zoo. Children may try violins, cellos, and other instruments in the string family, while having some one-on-one time with PYP musicians in a fun and interactive environment. To buy tickets, visit www.portlandyouthphil.org or call the PYP office at 503.223.5939. Connect with PYP on Facebook as Portland Youth Philharmonic, on Twitter and Instagram as @pdxyouthphil, and on YouTube as PortlandYouthPhilTV for performance dates, behind-the-scenes features, giveaways, and more!
Monday
Mar
13
2017
Wednesday
Mar
15
2017
with
Surfrider
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 6:30-8am
6:30-8am
Venue:
@
TBA
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 7-9am
7-9am
Join us for a morning cup-o-joe on your way to work Wednesday mornings from 7:30-9am. We will rotate locations each Month so watch out for a Coffee Club along your commute route. Coffee Clubs are a place for women to come together, share biking experiences and get to know one another. All are welcome to stay for as long or little as you like on you way to the office. Non-commuters also welcome. This event is open to all women, female-identifying, trans, and gender-nonconforming people who enjoy biking (or think that they might). Join the Women Bike group and RSVP (not required) at www.facebook.com/groups/womenbikebta
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 8-10pm
8-10pm
Thursday
Mar
16
2017
Friday
Mar
17
2017
Saturday
Mar
18
2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join Friends of Trees at the new Farmington Road Boat Launch into the Tualatin River! In partnership with Tualatin Riverkeepers, Clean Water Services, and Metro we will be planting native trees and shrubs to help revegetate portions of this soon to be completed new access point to the Tualatin. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join us for the first of three plantings to improve habitat for pollinators! These plantings are all part of the Bee Stewards Wilsonville project in partnership with the City of Wilsonville; Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides; The West Linn Wilsonville School District, Center for Research in Environmental Sciences and Technology; Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation; Northwest Youth Corps; Habitat Landscape Design; Oregon State University North Willamette Research and Extension among others. This project is supported by Metro and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you can simply show up! Please contact Jenny & Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have questions or need any further information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join Friends of Trees and the City of Happy Valley as we plant native trees and shrubs to help restore the creek side vegetation along Mt. Scott Creek. Mt. Scott is a tributary to Kellog Creek, an important tributary to the Willamette River and home to Coho salmon, Steelhead, Pacific lamprey and many more wildlife species. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The planting will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 9-10am
9-10am
Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 10-11am
10-11am
Sunday
Mar
19
2017
Monday
Mar
20
2017
Tuesday
Mar
21
2017
with
Surfrider
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 6:30-7:30pm
6:30-7:30pm
Laura's House, Newport OR (call (541) 815-3398 for directions)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 8-10pm
8-10pm
Thursday
Mar
23
2017
with
Surfrider
Thursday, March 23, 2017 at midnight through Friday, March 24, 2017 at midnight
midnight through Friday, March 24 at midnight
Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 5-6:30pm
5-6:30pm
Join us for our monthly happy hour meet up and get to know some other fun cycling gals. This month we're headed to___Join us for a brew and some bites on your way home! This event is open to all women, female-identifying, trans, and gender-nonconforming people who enjoy biking (or think that they might). Join our Facebook group to RSVP (Not required) www.facebook.com/groups/womenbikebta
Friday
Mar
24
2017
Saturday
Mar
25
2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join Friends of Trees and the City of Salem in the third and last of three community planting events to be held at the newly opened Minto Island Conservation Area this planting season. We will be planting native trees and shrubs in along the new multi-use path connecting Riverfront Park with the greater Minto Brown Island Park. This event is funded by the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board and a Meyer Memorial Trust grant, and is one of many events in support of the Year of the Tree campaign, celebrating Salem’s 40th year as a Tree City USA. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join Friends of Trees at a planting in partnership with the City of Hillsboro and Clean Water Services at Jackson Bottom Wetlands preserve. This planting is part of the Tree For All campaign which has planted over three million native plants in the Tualatin River Watershed in the past decade! Clean Water Services, Friends of Trees, thousands of volunteers, other non-profits, city partners, and private landowners will be working together this season to continue the success of this program. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. There will be an approximately 10 minute walk from the parking lot to the planting area. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join Friends of Trees at Durham City Park in partnership with the City of Durham and Clean Water Services. This planting is part of the Tree For All campaign which has planted over three million native plants in the Tualatin River Watershed in the past decade! Clean Water Services, Friends of Trees, thousands of volunteers, other non-profits, city partners, and private landowners will be working together this season to continue the success of this program. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Sunday
Mar
26
2017
Monday
Mar
27
2017
Tuesday
Mar
28
2017
Thursday
Mar
30
2017
Friday
Mar
31
2017
April
2017
Saturday
Apr
1
2017